Language

There are three official languages in Seychelles: Creole (a lilting, French-based patois), English and French. Many Seychellois also speak fluent Italian or German.

Below are some useful Creole phrases:

English

Creole

Hello

Bonzour

Goodbye

Orevwar

How are you?

Ki dir?

Thank you

Mersi

Where?

Kote?

Please

Silvouple

No

Non

Yes

Wi

I don’t understand

Mon pa konpran

I like it

Mon kontan

How are you?

Konman sava?

What is this?

Kisisa?

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